Nautor Swan 68 (68-015) boat for sale

Nautor Swan 68 (68-015)

KIA ORA III is hull #015 of the successful Swan 68 series, with an extended transom and stern boarding platform, well outfitted for world cruising. Like her sisterships, KIA ORA III is a high performance sailing yacht, but her Rondal hydraulic in­mast furling, Reckmann furling headsail and hydraulic winches allow spirited sailing with little effort. She has a custom keel, with only (2.95m) 9.7 ft draft, (rather than the standard  (3.55m) 11.6 ft. Her knowledgeable owner and conscientious crew have maintained her well in all respects. .

Price: USD$815,000 Tax Not Paid
Model Year: 1997
Boat Ref: 6014398
Location: Gibraltar

Boat Details

Boat Name: KIA ORA III


Builder: Nautor´s Swan

Hull Material: Fiberglass


LOA: 21.13 metre
Beam: 5.36 metre
Max Draft: 2.95 metre


Engine(s) Make: Perkins Sabre MTI 225hp
Engine(s) HP:
Engine Model:
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 10 knots




Brokers Comments

KIA ORA III is an exceptionally well detailed yacht, fully prepared to cruise oceans. Her knowledgeable owner and crew have considered all aspects, from safety and seamanship to comfortable living aboard in all conditions, then prepared the yacht accordingly. Her extensive inventory of spares is fully catalogued and stowed for easy access. Her china and glassware is stowed securely in back­lit cabinets, dry goods below the centre-line seating and room for an extensive wine inventory below the salon seating. Her sail handling is simple, performance is spirited and she provides an extremely safe and comfortable platform for exploring the oceans of the world.

Hull and Deck

Solid fibreglass hull, reinforced with stringers to support high load areas, with an extended transom and folding hydraulic swim platform. Keel stepped mast on galvanized steel mast step with teak and holly cabin sole supported on hull stringers.
Topsides are red Awlgrip (2009).
Deck is GRP cored construction, engineered with variable density foam for high load areas.
14 mm teak overlay decking when new in 2007.
Skeg hung rudder foam core fibreglass bonded to a SS rudder post and supported by upper and lower bearings. Cable steering via aluminium quadrant, stainless sheaves & cables.

Deck Layout

KIA ORA III has two cockpits. The aft Helm Cockpit is the full command centre for the yacht, with controls for all systems, complete instrumentation and powerful hydraulic and manual winches all within easy reach. The ‘gull wing’ helm seat is comfortable on all angles of heel, with additional seating port and starboard for additional crew. Forward in the Helm cockpit, there is a companionway for easy access to the Owner’s stateroom and below deck areas.
The Guest Cockpit is amidships with comfortable cushioned seating for 6­8, centred around a varnished teak table. The cockpit is protected from the sun and elements by a full dodger and bimini.
Access to the water is via the custom hydraulic opening transom, complete with a teak boarding platform, steps to the stern deck and swim ladder.


KIA ORA III offers comfortable accommodations for six guests in four staterooms with en-suite heads, plus a separate crew cabin for two, also with an en-suite head. Her teak interior has been maintained in exceptional condition with new varnish in the salon and cabin sole 2011, and guest cabin 2016.

The full width Main Salon has a large varnished table to port with ‘U’ shaped dinette seating with new upholstery 2012. To starboard is a comfortable settee with entertainment center outboard. The Bar area has allocated bottle and glassware stowage with custom lighting, a 24v bar refrigerator and 220v icemaker.

The Navigation Station is aft to starboard, with a full office desk, storage and comprehensive navigation and communication equipment.

Continuing aft to starboard, the Crew Cabin is outboard, with single berths, drawer and locker storage, opening port and en-suite head with shower. Also, the Siemens’ washer and dryer are in a locker forward.

Fully aft and full width of the yacht, the Owner’s Stateroom is beautifully appointed with a centreline double berth and comfortable settees outboard port and starboard, with an abundance of stowage in drawers and lockers, all crafted in varnished teak. Slightly offset to starboard, the aft companionway leads to the helm cockpit. The Owner’s en-suite Head also has a separate stall shower.

Forward of the Salon are Two Guest Staterooms, each with lower and upper berths, ample stowage, en-suite heads and opening hatches for natural light and ventilation.
The forward stateroom has single "V" berths port and starboard, shelf, cabinet and locker stowage and an opening companionway to the foredeck. This stateroom shares the head with the starboard guest stateroom.

The ‘U’ shaped Galley is aft of the salon, to port of the main companionway and fully equipped for gourmet food preparation. The Corian Magna countertops provide plenty of space for food preparation, with cabinets on three sides providing an abundance of stowage for food and equipment. The Alpes Inox 4 burner propane stove and oven, with SS Alpes ventillated range hood are outboard to port, with the deep double sinks across. Immediately forward of the stove there are two, 220v electrical burners set into the counter. Large, front opening refrigerators are aft, with the freezer below the outboard counter.

Galley and Domestic Equipment

Electrolux Microwave w/grill & ventilated oven
Smeg Professional Dishwasher, 2015, (remarkably fast with 90, 120 or 180 second wash times!)
(3) Refrigeration 220v compressors w/inverter
220v Freezer compressor w/inverter
Iceberg/Frigo engine driven compressor for all refrigeration units
U­Line 220v Ice maker
(2) Isotherm, 220v Cabinet refrigerators; salon and cockpit
Siemens Washing Machine #3503
Siemens Dryer, 6kg #E 4638
Nespresso coffee machine
Everpure water purifier
220 volt Toaster
Automatic deli­style Slicer
Vacuum food storage machine
Salt water foot pump at sink
(4) Propane tanks; (2) 3.5kg, 6kg & 12kg

Entertainment Systems







Perkins-Sabre MTI 225 hp diesel engine - approx 6000 hours Dec 2016, with

Max Prop 3 bladed feathering propeller (serviced 2014).

Mechanical and Main Systems

GENERATOR: Northern Light 16 Kw 7444 h. (full service in 2010, last service in 2015).

BOWTHRUSTER: Max Power CT225 Hydraulic.

AIR CONDITIONING: 4 Marine Air 12,000 BTU Air Conditioning units (work as heating in reverse cycle).

Sea Recovery 220v /240 litre /hour water maker (serviced 2015).
ABC 24v /90 litre /hour water maker (new 2015).


Electrical and Plumbing

DC System with 12 x 2 ­volt gel cell batteries @ 1,000 amp hours (all new Dec 2016)
MasterVolt Combi 24v/3500w Inverter (new 2015)
MasterVolt 24v/50 amp charger for service batteries (2011)
(2) Master volt 24v/100 amp chargers for service batteries (2011)
Vitron 24v/30 amp charger for bow thruster
Mass Inverter charging control panel
220v/110v/24v & 12v Outlets
220 & 110 volt, 50/60hz Shore Power cord and adaptors for 16, 32 & 64 amp, or 110/50 three phase power.

90 Litre Hot Water Tank with 220v heating coil and engine heat exchanger.
Salt water deck wash at windlass and aft deck.
Fresh water shower at swim platform & aft deck.
Dock fresh water inlet.
24 V Air compressor with accessories.
2 Rule electric bilge pumps
Whale manual bilge pump
Sump Pumps for each shower
4 Sealand vacuum heads (serviced 2016)
2 Black water tanks with macerator pumps.


Simrad Instruments (2010)
(6) IS 20 Multi Displays
(3) IS 20 Wind
IS 20 Rudder Indicator
Simrad/Robertson AC42 hydraulic autopilot (2004) WR 20 Remote control
Simrad NSE12 GPS at chart table (2010)
Simrad NSE12 GPS at Helm (2015)
Simrad Radar
Simrad Forward scanner (2015)
Simrad ecosounder (depth meter)
Garmin 8, 12v
NSS12 Cockpit GPS (2015)

Communication and Computer








Mast and Rigging

Aluminum mast and boom by Nautor.

In ­mast mainsail furling by Reckmann (serviced 2015).

Reckmann hydraulic furling headstay
Triple spreader rig with Navtec SS rod rigging (new 2010).
Navtec hydraulics include boomvang, baby stay, inner forestay and backstay adjusters (all serviced 2015).

All spars including spinnaker pole awlgripped white.

Mast out and standing rigging checked and serviced as required January 2017,







Deck Equipment

Cockpit cushions
Helm and entertainment cockpit dodgers and bimini covers
Custom storage pouches on aft Lifelines
Opening gates in bow pulpit, port and starboard lifeline gates and at transom
Stern pulpit seating, port and starboard
Antenna mast on aft deck
Passarelle from aft deck or swim platform
Mid­rail cleats & chocks, port and starboard
Davit/lift for outboard
Forward cockpit dining table, converts to lounge pad
Aft cockpit table
Teak chocks for tender on foredeck
Deck lighting
Spreader lights Luff Light
(3) IS 20 Wind
IS 20 Rudder Indicator


Harken Hydro 6, 24v, for anchor windlass, mainsail winch, jib/storm sail winch & halyard
(2) Harken 980, 3 speed hydraulic primary cockpit winches
(2) Harken 980, 3 speed manual secondary cockpit winches
Harken #66, 3 speed hydraulic mainsheet winch
(4) Harken #64, 2 speed at mast for halyards, one is hydraulic

Anchoring and Mooring

Lewmar 3000 anchor windlass
90m of 12mm chain
50m anchor rode
Delta 120 lb anchor
Anchor chain/rode meter gauge at helm
(4) 30m mooring lines
(4) 20m mooring lines
50M floating mooring line
Danforth secondary anchor w/80m rode
Inflatable fenders (2015)

Tender and Safety Equipment

Geniuss hard bottom inflatable 3.2M yacht tender with 20hp Selva outboard, custom teak and ss removable foredeck chocks.
Plastimo Transocean, 12 man liferaft
Automatic engineroom fire extinguisher
10 manual fire extinguishers



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Office To Contact

Simon Turner 13877


Tel: +34 971 707900